Classroom Management

The Buzz On Cicadas: Cross-Curricular Activities

By Phil Nast April 22, 2013 10:13 am

In his memoir Naturalist, E.O. Wilson describes how he decided to become an ant expert. He was originally drawn to flies, a particular family of long-legged green and blue flies that appeared, he thought, “like animated gemstones,” but the …

Education policy

A Chardon High School Teacher’s Reflections on School Safety, One Year Later

By Tammy Segulin February 27, 2013 9:39 am

We always say, “We never thought it would happen here.” Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. When this kind of violence came to my community, and my school, we all said the same thing. How could anyone ever think something like …


Education technology

Should Students Be Allowed Access to iPads and Computers During Standardized Tests?

By Daniel Cox April 19, 2013 10:49 am

As teachers in the 21st century, we are expected by our schools, districts, states, and even country to utilize technology within the classroom.  We use the Internet, smart boards, video projectors, computers, iPads, iPods, and a myriad of other forms …


Lily's Blackboard

Lily is now on Twitter!

By LilysBlackboard July 22, 2014 5:19 pm

Blogging for a couple years of course leads to Twitter :) Follow Lily at: Lily_NEA. Check out her first tweet…


Rand Paul Fixes Calculus

Rand Paul: If you have one person in the country who is, like, the best at explaining calculus, that person maybe should teach every calculus class in the country. It’d be helpful if we could work through the idea …
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Chris Christie to mayor: ‘I’m the decider and you have nothing to do with it’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is consistent — at least when it comes to espousing total  indifference to what Newark residents want for their state-operated public school system. Christie just bragged (see video below) that he told new Newark…
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Answer Sheet

House Clears Three Bipartisan Higher Education Bills

The House passed three higher education bills this week as part of its piecemeal efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which the Senate is also trying to tackle. …
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Politics K-12 - Education Week

Actually, practice doesn’t always make perfect — new study

How many times have you heard that “practice makes perfect?” Well, a new meta-analysis of dozens of previous studies shows that it is not always true. In this post, Alfie Kohn explains and talks about the consequences of this when…
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Answer Sheet

Try Using ThingLink to Create Visual Prompts for Blog Comments

ThingLink… is one of my favorite tools for playing with media. ThingLink allows you to add links, text, videos, and audio recordings to images. If you embed a ThingLink image into a blog post and allow editing you can have
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Free Technology for Teachers

Why Is It Hot Underground? – A Short Video Lesson

Why Is It Hot Underground? is a short video lesson recently released by MinuteEarth. The video examines the accurate and inaccurate aspects of Lord Kelvin's theory of why the center of the Earth is hot. Click here to register …
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Free Technology for Teachers